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1. (WO2018109110) SMART PACKAGING FOR BEVERAGE
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An smart metal, glass, paper-based, wood-based, or plastic packaging for beverage comprising at least one sensory perceptible output being any type of device integrated in the packaging enabling a user or consumer to sense any sensory perceptible status change of the packaging or the beverage,

characterized in that a structural component of the packaging forms a component of the at least one sensory perceptible output, said structural component being a component or material layer offering a contribution to enable the packaging to contain a beverage or to be transported.

A smart packaging for beverage according to claim 1 , wherein said structural component of the packaging is a metal structural component forming an electrically conductive layer of the at least one sensory perceptible output.

A smart packaging for beverage according to claims 2, wherein the metal structural component may be a metal layer of a beverage bottle or can, or the aluminum of a beverage bottle or can, in particular the aluminum of the lid, the tab, the body of a beverage can, or a combination thereof, or a metal layer of beverage keg or any other type of metal beverage container, or wherein the metal structural component is a component of a paper-based, wood-based or plastic-based smart packaging.

A smart packaging for beverage according to claim 1 , wherein a glass, wood-based, paper-based, or plastic structural component of the smart packaging may form an electrically non-conductive layer of the at least one sensory perceptible output.

A smart packaging for beverage according to claim 4, wherein the glass or plastic structural component of the smart packaging is the glass body or neck of glass bottles, or the plastic body or neck of plastic bottles, or plastic lids, or the plastic or paper/cardboard of secondary packaging.

A smart packaging for beverage according to claim 1 , wherein the sensory perceptible output is an audio or haptic output, and wherein said structural component of the packaging is a metal, glass, plastic, or wooden structural component forming a mechanically resonant component of the audio or haptic output.

7. A smart packaging for beverage according to claim 1 , wherein metal, glass, plastic, or paper-based, wood-based structural component of the smart packaging comprises additives functionalizing the structural component for being used as an active layer of at least one sensory perceptible output, or functionalizing an electrically non- conductive structural component for being used as an electrically conductive layer of at least one sensory perceptible output.

8. A method for manufacturing a smart packaging for a beverage comprising the steps of manufacturing a packaging for a beverage and constituting at least one sensory perceptible output on or in the packaging, said sensory perceptible output being any type of device integrated in the packaging enabling a user or consumer to sense any sensory perceptible status change of the packaging or the beverage, wherein a structural component of the packaging is taken for constituting a component of the at least one sensory perceptible output, said structural component being a component or material layer offering a contribution to enable the packaging to contain a beverage or to be transported.

9. A method according to claim 8, wherein the manufacturing of the packaging and constituting the at least one sensory perceptible output share at least one additional process step for constituting the remaining parts of the sensory perceptible output, said remaining parts being parts other than the component constituted from the structural component of the packaging or part of it.

10. A method according to claim 8, comprising a step of functionalizing the structural component of the packaging for being used as a component of the at least one sensory perceptible output.

1 1. A method according to claim 10, wherein the step of functionalizing the structural component of the packaging may be performed in the process of manufacturing the packaging.

12. A method according to claims 10 or 1 1 , wherein the step of functionalizing the structural component of the packaging for being used as a component of the at least one sensory perceptible output comprises adding additives to the structural component.

13. A method according to claims 10 or 1 1 , comprising the step of geometrically functionalizing the structural component for being used as a component of at least one sensory perceptible output.

14. A method according to claim 8, comprising the step of adding a power source or energy harvesting element for powering the at least one sensory perceptible output by at least partially printing it onto the smart packaging.

15. A method according to claim 8, comprising the step of adding a sensor and/or a communication means and/or a processing unit by at least partially printing it onto the smart packaging.